2015 Summer Camps and Programs at Penn
January 27, 2015, Volume 61, No. 20
Penn offers children and teens an array of summer activities from academics, enrichment and recreation—including anthropology, business, law, veterinary medicine and music—to more a dozen athletic sports camps—from baseball to volleyball. For more information and applications see the specific contact information below. Additional camps and programs may be available on the Penn Athletics website, www.pennathletics.com under Sports.
Enrichment and Recreation
Leadership, Education and Development (LEAD) Program at Wharton: June 28-July 25. The LEAD Program introduces youth of diverse backgrounds to key areas of business. First established at Wharton in 1980 and reflecting a long-standing commitment to developing business leaders through business education, the LEAD Program at Wharton features lectures by corporate executives and Wharton faculty, team-based assignments and visits to businesses in Philadelphia, Washington, DC and New York City. Cost: $3,000 with financial assistance available. Deadline: February 5. Apply: www.wharton.upenn.edu/academics/LEAD.cfm
Leadership in the Business World (LBW): July 5-August 1. LBW is a program for talented and ambitious rising seniors in high school who want to learn about leadership in business. LBW features classes with Wharton professors, lectures from prominent business leaders, site visits to businesses in Philadelphia and New York City and team-based activities designed to enhance leadership skills. Cost: $6,995, need-based financial aid is available. Deadline: February 20. Apply: www.wharton.upenn.edu/academics/lbw.cfm
Management & Technology Summer Institute (M&TSI): July 12-August 1. M&TSI is a three-week for-credit program for rising high school seniors and a select few rising high school juniors who want to learn how to bring together technological concepts and management principles. M&TSI features classes taught by leading Wharton and Engineering faculty and successful entrepreneurs, as well as laboratory experience, field trips to companies and research and development facilities, intensive team projects and activities designed to help students learn the principles and practice of technological innovation. Cost: $6,500, includes tuition, housing, meals and weekend excursions. Deadline: March 1. Apply: www.upenn.edu/fisher/summer-mt
|VETS participants in an Exotics rotation.
Wharton Sports Business Academy (WSBA): July 5-August 1. This residential institute provides an opportunity for talented rising high school juniors and seniors to study the global sports business at the Wharton School. WSBA teaches students about management, marketing, media, negotiations and various professions in the industry as they meet and learn from leaders in the sports business world. Cost: $6,995, financial aid is available. Deadline: rolling admissions. Apply: http://wsb.wharton.upenn.edu/businesseducation-wsba.html
iD Tech Camps: Co-ed iD Tech Camps are held at the Penn campus for ages 7-17 in June, July and August. This is a day-only program. Learn code, game design, app development, web design, film, photography and more. These courses are designed to build critical 21st century science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills. For the course schedules and prices see https://www.idtech.com/locations/pennsylvania-summer-camps/philadelphia/id-tech-university-of-pennsylvania-upenn/#courses-dates
Julian Krinsky Summer Internship Program: June 28-July 18 and July 19-August 8. Depending on their chosen field, students will work in an office, lab, studio, museum, behind the microphone or on the stage where they learn about the field, get work experience and live away from home on Penn’s campus. Transportation is provided to and from work. For rising high school juniors and seniors. Cost: $5,625/session; space is limited; rolling admissions. Apply: www.jkcp.com/program/summer-internships/
International Affairs with Model UN: July 5-August 1. The residential program for students ages 15-18 features debate, public speaking and research workshops, realistic UN simulations and guest speakers. Enjoy field trips to the United Nations in New York City and Embassy Row in Washington, D.C. Plus, experience culture through cuisine in Philadelphia. The program is designed to accommodate both new and experienced students. Cost: $6,595. Deadline: Rolling admissions. Apply: www.jkcp.com/modelun
Art and Architecture Summer Programs: PennDesign offers two four-week summer programs (part of Julian Krinsky Camps and Programs) for high school students, ages 14-18, one in architecture and one in art. These programs prepare students for college admissions as they experience college life and create their portfolio. July 5-August 1/residential and July 6-31/day. Cost: $3,550/day and $5,975/residential. Deadline: June 1. Info.: Leigh Anne Scarborough, firstname.lastname@example.org Apply for the art program at www.jkcp.com/program/art-summer-at-penn/; apply for the architecture program at www.jkcp.com/program/architecture-summer-at-penn/
Penn Summer Academies: Open to rising sophomore, junior and senior residential and commuting students. July 5-July 25. Cost: $7,499 (residential), $6,399 (commuter). Additional lab fees may apply for science academies. Deadline: June 1. For additional details and to apply, see www.sas.upenn.edu/summer/programs/highschool
Biomedical Research Academy: Introduces students to the experimental basis of biology, including relevance to disease. Morning lectures cover the cellular, molecular and genetic aspects of biology, while afternoons will be spent in the laboratory with hands-on experiments that introduce students to the tools and techniques used in biomedical research labs.
Chemistry Research Academy: Provides students with hands-on experiences in cutting-edge research projects in the chemical sciences, including synthesis and characterization of new compounds and materials, chemistry of life processes, spectroscopy and environmental photochemistry, nanoscale materials and molecular devices.
Experimental Physics Research Academy: Focuses on modern physics with an emphasis on hands-on experience and laboratory work. Program topics include mechanics, electromagnetism, quantum dynamics and astrophysics.
Social Justice Research Academy: Students examine the historical importance and contemporary relevance of struggles to overcome inequality and injustice using past and present examples, such as peasant revolts, slave rebellions, anti-colonial and anti-apartheid independence movements, the Arab Spring, the Occupy movement and ongoing human rights campaigns across the globe.
Penn Summer Pre-College Program: This five-and-a-half-week residential program is designed for students who are interested in a college experience typical of an undergraduate freshman. Participants enroll in one or two undergraduate courses for academic credit and are fully integrated with undergraduate students. Academic advising, extra-curricular activities and weekend trips are included. Open to rising juniors and seniors. June 30-August 8. Deadline: June 1. For costs and to apply, see www.sas.upenn.edu/summer/programs/highschool/precollege
Penn Summer Young Scholars Program: This five-and-a-half-week commuter program is an opportunity for academically exceptional local high school students to take college courses with Penn students and earn full college credit. Young Scholars can pursue their favorite discipline beyond the level offered in secondary schools, get a head start on their college requirements or explore a brand new field that interests them. Open to rising juniors and seniors. July 2-August 7. Deadline: June 1. For costs and to apply, see www.sas.upenn.edu/summer/programs/highschool/youngscholars
Penn GEMS Camp (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science): The School of Engineering & Applied Science’s Penn GEMS program is a week-long day camp targeted at girls finishing 6th, 7th and 8th grade who are interested in math, science and engineering. Students will spend July 27-July 31 working with faculty and students in bioengineering, materials science, graphics and computing. A special robotics only track is also available. Applications will open February 11. Cost: $650, financial assistance is available for those who demonstrate need. Apply at http://www.seas.upenn.edu/awe/gems/ Deadline: April 3. Contact: email@example.com
Penn Medicine Summer Program: A residential medical program, July 5-August 1, for rising high school seniors. Students are guided and taught by Penn Medicine faculty and staff and are immersed into the world of medicine as they explore the career possibilities available to medical students. Cost: $7,500. Deadline: March 20. Apply: www.jkcp.com/program/penn-medical-high-school-summer-program/
Teen Research and Education in Environmental Science (TREES) Summer Program: Hosted by the Center for Excellence in Environmental Toxicology, TREES offers students from local high schools (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors) a unique, hands-on research experience, lectures in environmental science, field trips and more. Students develop their own research projects. The tuition-free program lasts for eight weeks, June 22-August 7. The deadline to apply is March 1. Apply: http://ceet.upenn.edu/training-career-development/summer-programs/
Summer Academy in Applied Science and Technology (SAAST): Sponsored by Penn Engineering, SAAST offers an opportunity for rising sophomores through seniors to experience rigorous and challenging college-level coursework. The residential program—July 5-25—combines sophisticated theory with hands-on practical experience in cutting-edge technologies. Five programs are offered in the Academy: biotechnology, computer graphics, computer science, nanotechnology and robotics. The priority deadline is March 16 and the final deadline is May 18. Contact: Nadira Williams, (215) 898-0053. For cost and registration, see www.seas.upenn.edu/saast
Penn Summer Science Initiative for High School Students: A free, four-week summer program, July 6-July 31, for local juniors, but occasionally well-qualified sophomores, in materials science and engineering. The program consists of lectures on materials, a computer lab, experimental labs and field trips to both industrial and Penn facilities. Apply by April 15: www.lrsm.upenn.edu/outreach/pssi.html
Provost Summer Mentorship Program: July 7-31. Participants will gain knowledge in multiple fields of study, while also gaining exposure to the benefits of post-secondary education. This free program is for current freshmen and sophomore students who are currently enrolled in a public or charter school within the Philadelphia School District. Course programming is offered in the schools of Dental Medicine, Engineering & Applied Sciences, Law, Medicine and Nursing. Apply: www.vpul.upenn.edu/aap/smp/index.php by April 10. Applications will be available February 13.
Penn Law Pre-College Summer Academy: July 5-25. Whether they would like to better understand how the legal system works, what lawyers do, or think they might want to be a lawyer someday, this residential academy is designed to give motivated rising high school juniors and seniors as well as college freshman and sophomores, clear insight into US law and the legal profession. Cost: $7,499. Apply: www.summerdiscovery.com/penn-law
VETS (Veterinary Exploration Through Science): VETS is a program offered by Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine for college/post bac and high school students (juniors and seniors). The program will engage students who will take part in labs and lectures as well as rotations through clinics with the 4th year veterinary students at the Matthew J. Ryan Small Animal Hospital. This day program runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., M-F each program week (4 weeks total). VETS is offered for college/post bac: June 8–12 & June 15–19; current high school juniors/seniors: July 6–10 & July 13–17. Cost: $975. Deadline: April 3. For information, visit: http://www.vet.upenn.edu/education/admissions/summer-vets-program
Enrichment and Recreation
Anthropologists in the Making: June 29-August 21. Penn Museum invites campers ages 7-13 to join in a fascinating exploration of ancient and contemporary cultures. Each week highlights a different theme, offering campers the opportunity to enjoy one week or all eight. This year’s themes are:
June 29-July 2: Americas the Beautiful
July 6-10: Animals of Ancient Egypt
July 13-17: I Dig Anthropology
July 20-24: A Sailor’s Life for Me
July 27-31: Mummy Mania
August 3-7: Celebrate Good Times
August 10-14: Classic Myths and Legends
August 17-21: Ancient Marvels
Register by May 1: $290, $270/members. Register after May 1: $310, $290/members. Penn Museum members at the household level and above are eligible for Camp discounts. Pre-camp (8-9 a.m.) and after-camp (3-5 p.m.) care is also available for additional fees. Call (215) 898-4016, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://penn.museum/camp
Twenty paper planes glide through the air as campers at Morris Arboretum’s 2014 Summer Adventure Camp test air force during Science Week. Camp is back at Morris Arboretum for 2015 with even more exciting adventures for thrill-seeking nature lover’s ages 6 to 10.
Morris Arboretum Summer Adventure Camp: Give your child the gift of a fantastically fun summer by registering them for Summer Camp at Morris Arboretum, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with exciting adventures, experiments and crafts planned to engage thrill-seeking nature lovers, ages 6-10. The Arboretum’s camp is facilitated by an experienced staff of enthusiastic educators, who teach in local area school districts throughout the year and are looking forward to celebrating summer with veteran and first-time campers.
June 22-26: Mini-Beast Week
June 29-July 1: Adventures in Arboretumland
July 6-10: Scientific Minds in Motion
July 13-17: Mythical Creature Week
July 20-24: Go with the Flow
July 27-31: Eco-Trekkers Week
August 3-7: Art Extravaganza
Register on or before March 1 to secure a guaranteed place for your child and to receive an early bird discount of 15% off camp tuition. Go to http://online.morrisarboretum.org/summercamp Arboretum members: $265; non-members: $285.
Penn Band High School Summer Music Camp: July 12-18. This camp, for high school freshmen through seniors, includes fun activities, lectures, leadership and group building exercises and a diverse repertoire of band music. Audition not required, but evaluation form (completed by music director or private instructor) must be submitted. Fee: $825 (overnight) or $395 (commuter). Children of Penn faculty/staff are eligible for a 10% discount. Sponsored by the Penn Band. Deadline: July 1. Register: www.pennband.net/pebc/ or call (215) 898-8719.
Penn Baseball Camps: Penn employees, call (215) 746-2325 for a discount. Register: www.pennbaseballcamp.com
High School Summer Prospect Camp: June 15-16; camp for 9th-12th graders will consist of instruction and competitive games allowing the camper to have a true college baseball experience.
Youth Quaker Baseball Camp @ Meikeljohn Stadium: Session 1: June 22-25; Session II: July 13-16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. An organized and structured camp that focuses on preparing young players (ages 7-13) to refine their game. Competitive and challenging drills will be performed every day.
Basketball Camps: Cost and more information will be on pennbasketballcamp.com
Men’s Elite Basketball Camp: For high school boys who seek a strong academic and athletic camp environment. Training sessions will also be held to inform campers of the college process. Dates to be announced; email@example.com
Women’s Elite Basketball Camp: June 18-19, August 13-14. Designed for highly motivated female student-athletes who have the will and desire to play basketball at the collegiate level. It will be a rigorous program that will help campers reach their goals as a college athlete; firstname.lastname@example.org
Quaker Basketball Day Camp:June 22-26. Provides each camper with a great opportunity for growth and success. The staff is comprised of collegiate and high school coaches as well as members of the Penn men’s and women’s team, who will work closely with the campers on the fundamentals and team concepts of the game; email@example.com
Junior Fencing Camp: Boarding Camp—July 19-July 25; July 26-August 1, for ages 14-18; $1,095/week or $1975 for both weeks. Day Camp—July 19-25; July 26-August 1, for ages 8-13; $800 per week. Gain a better understanding of practice techniques, fundamental actions, bout structure, strategy, tactics and conditioning. The material of the camp program should enable the camper to be more effective in training and competing during the following season. Individual lessons are geared toward each fencer’s particular needs. Registration begins in early February: www.fencingcampatpenn.com
Penn Elite Field Hockey Camp: July 5-7; Camp will challenge players to elevate their game to the next level with high intensity skills sessions and games reflective of collegiate play. Open to all high school age players. Cost: $525/overnight, $450/commuter. For more information, see https://pennfieldhockeycamps.com/elite.php
Al Bagnoli All Star Football Camps: One Day Clinics: Dates and times to be announced.Designed to benefit advanced football players who possess the skills necessary to compete at the collegiate level. The Penn coaching staff will provide personalized coaching and conduct drills. Clinics open to players entering grades 11-12, kickers, punters included. Register: www.pennfootballcamp.com
Penn Lacrosse Camps: July 14-16; residential and day damps: for boys entering grades 9-12 and July 17-19 for boys entering grades 5-8. Athletes will be grouped based on ability and challenged accordingly. The staff is comprised of college coaches who will run each session like a college practice. $505-631. Register: https://pennlacrossecamps.com
Girls’ Elite Lacrosse Day Camps; June 30, July 1 and July 8, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Details/registration: www.pennlacrossecamps.com
Quaker Rowing Camp: July 13-18, July 20-25 and July 27-August 1; $1,175/overnight, $675/commuter; for both the experienced and novice rower (ages 13-18) looking to significantly improve their rowing ability. Instruction and coaching will be geared to the experience level and talents of each camper. Includes two daily practices on the water as well as active seminars on erg training and body circuits. Register: www.quakerrowingcamp.com
|Dribbling: The children in the Penn Soccer Day Academy have their eyes on the ball.
Rudy Fuller Soccer Camps: Session 1: June 22-26; Session 2: August 3-7;Cost: $300, with discounts available. For boys and girls in 1st-8th grade. It offers players of various skill levels the opportunity to improve their soccer skills. Development of individual skills taught through fun exercises, daily competitions and small games. Register: http://www.rudyfullersoccer.com/junior_quaker_camps.cfm
Penn Softball Camp: June 16, 22, 23.For the serious player looking to refine offensive and defensive techniques; ages 13-18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost TBA. Details/register: www.pennsoftballcamps.com
Quaker Swim Camp:Session 1: June 15-19, Session 2: June 22-26, Session 3: July 6-10. A beginner-to-intermediate swim camp that is focused on quality drill work and learning proper swimming technique for swimmers ages 5-15.Cost: $400/competitive, $450/learn to swim, $375/two or more family members.Contact: Mike Schnur: firstname.lastname@example.org
Penn Tennis Camp: A day camp for players of all experience levels, ages 5-17. Camp will run for three one-week sessions, August 10-14, August 17-21 and August 24-28. Each of the one-week sessions will focus on stroke production and technical skills, while incorporating sportsmanship and teamwork. The camp runs Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost: $385/one-week session or discounted rate of $340/per week for all three sessions. After-camp care is available from 3:30-6 p.m. for a fee of $20 per day. Register: www.penntenniscamp.com or call (215) 315-3130.
Penn Track & Field: see http://www.penntrackcamp.com/2015/Home.html
Penn Volleyball Camps:Players will be grouped by skill and age level to maximize their potential and improve to the next level of play. Campers benefit from extensive, top-notch training in the areas of individual skill progressions, team systems and competition drills. Register: www.pennvolleyballcamp.com
Penn Volleyball Clinic Series: August 3-6 (AM and PM sessions). Open to all girls, grades 3-12. Cost: $60 per 3 hour session.
Penn Volleyball Summer Camp: August 6-9 (overnight & extended day). Open to all girls ages 12-18. $650/overnight; $550/extended day.